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Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras

 

    

65. The 'worker' producing knowledge (work), must be inert


ज्ञानक्रियावाचककर्ता जड एव क्रियाश्रयत्वात्।६५।
jñānakriyāvācakakartā jaḍa eva kriyāśrayatvāt|65|

Knowledge is a verbal noun. The entity or the actual noun doing the work of knowing can only be inert, since the work of knowing always requires a different worker, which can only be inert.

Explanation:

The process of knowing or knowledge is only a work and itself can never be an entity. Work needs an entity as the worker or working element, which must be other than the work of knowing. Then the worker here can only be inert and not knowledge. Since, the work is knowledge and the worker cannot also be knowledge, the worker must be inert. Any work needs a different entity as the working element or worker.

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